Pond5, the online repository for royalty-free stock media, has partnered with Adobe to officially launch a plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro that provides access to stock videos, music and sound effects directly within Adobe’s CS6 and Creative Cloud (CC) software.
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The release follows the beta availability of the tool, which has been knocking around since back in 2012. Now deemed ready for the prime-time, the plugin allows video editors to add watermarked, lo-res placeholders (‘comps’) into their projects for editing. With a single press, the hi-res files can then be purchased, downloaded, and will automatically replace the lo-res previews.
Any visual effects applied to files in their lo-res state will be maintained when changed into hi-res versions and users can search for specific footage using filters based on price, number of downloads and the number of page views. Purchases can be made using a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Amex), Paypal, or with Pond5 prepaid credits. A Pond5 spokesperson told TNW that “students and prosumers” will have access to 50 free hi-res stock media files, valued at more than $1,000, directly through the plugin.
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